Health

  • Identifying Skin Cancer: 33 Photos That Could Save Your Life - Weather.com

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with the disease in his or her lifetime. There are more new cases of skin cancer every year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined

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  • Google Invests in Smart Spoons for Parkinson's Patients

    Google recently acquired Lift Labs, a company that develops "smart utensils" for Parkinson's patients. Google stated that Liftware "could improve quality of life for millions of people" on its Google+ account. Prior to Google's acquisition, Lift Labs raised $1 million in funding to date.

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  • Nepal's former king suffers heart attack

    Nepal's last king, Gyanendra Shah, was in a stable condition in a Kathmandu hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, his doctor said. Gyanendra, 67, was rushed to Kathmandu's Norvic Hospital late Saturday after he complained of chest pain. "There was a 100 percent blockage in his left…

    AFP
  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone's 6…

    The Associated Press
  • Masahiro Tanaka expected to be limited to 70-75 pitches in return Sunday

    Masahiro Tanaka will make his first start in the majors since July 8 on Sunday against the Blue Jays and Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com yesterday that he will likely be limited to around 70-75 pitches. Tanaka was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in…

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  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called defensive medicine practiced by doctors merely to…

    Los Angeles Times
  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like…

    USA TODAY
  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

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  • The surprising rise of disability among America's higher-income kids

    Rates of disability among children rose more than 16 percent over the past decade — and researchers aren't totally sure why. The new data comes from an article in the journal Pediatrics, which charts disability rates among children between 2001 and 2011. In surveys used to figure this out, parents…

    Vox.com
  • Are There Any Marijuana Stocks to Buy in September?

    Marijuana stocks have been an area of tremendous investor excitement -- and tremendous risk. In fact, some people have argued So the big question, then, is this: are there any marijuana stocks worth buying? Brian Orelli : If the question is whether to buy companies selling marijuana itself, the…

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  • LeSean McCoy Injury: Philadelphia Eagles running back leaves game with head injury

    Not a good sign for the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has suffered an injury and left the team's game against the Washington Redskins. His return is currently unknown. McCoy was hurt on a running play. McCoy

    SB Nation
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    Fayetteville shooting sends man to hospital

    A shooting in the 800 block of Amye Street sent one man to the hospital Saturday night.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Breast Cancer Occurs Most Often in These 5 States

    With the exception of certain types of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. It's also the second-leading cancer-based cause of death for women behind only lung cancer. In addition to being among the most-diagnosed cancer types, it's also quite expensive to…

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  • Blackhawks: Teravainen day-to-day with upper-body injury

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. Teuvo Teravainen did not scrimmage with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, as he sat out with an upper-body injury.Coach Joel Quenneville said the forward is day-to-day and could still play when the Blackhawks scrimmage at the United Center

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  • Hundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

    The employee, working in a nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, interacted with patients for months before later being diagnosed with the disease, the El Paso Department of Public Health said. A total of 706 babies and 43 employees were possibly exposed to the infected worker between…

    Reuters
  • Retirement planning: How to save on health care

    Survey says: You're probably worried about how to pay for health care during your retirement.More people list having good health as their top priority for a happy retirement, over being financially secure and having loved ones around you, according to a survey of 3,300 people over the age of 25 by…

    USA TODAY
  • Jobless and poor, Ghana's youth turn to selling blood

    To Ghana's legions of jobless young men, Eric Bimpong has a money-making proposition: sell your blood. Bimpong spends his days outside schools, bars and on the streets of poor neighbourhoods in Accra, scouring for teenagers and 20-somethings to give blood outside the capital's largest hospital.…

    AFP
  • How to rearrange your environment to lose weight

    The design of a food label, the size of a package, the name of a restaurant item: for more than two decades, Cornell professor Brian Wansink has been studying how these little things add up to shape the decisions we make about our food — and reshape our bodies. Over the years, Wansink has become…

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